Where can I earn a few bucks?

Having an internship, being on the executive board of a student organization and studying for classes takes up a lot of time. Unfortunately, these activities don’t often pay for a night on the town with your friends. For those students who want some pocket money, part-time jobs on and around campus are eager to employ students.

University jobs

Colonial Connection

Offering one of the highest wages for an on-campus job, Colonial Connection is a popular choice for federal work-study students and those just looking to earn a few extra bucks. Known as Colonial Callers, students are paid a base salary of $10.50 to spend evenings or weekends contacting alumni. The center offers flexible scheduling and opportunities to pick up extra shifts during exam weeks.

Lerner Health and Wellness Center

Conveniently located at the heart of campus on 23rd and G streets, the University’s main recreational facility is another common place to work. Students rotate between desks throughout the building and are often allowed to do homework if it doesn’t interfere with the job. Promotions – and a higher paycheck – are likely after at least a year of experience.

Housing Programs

Offering several different positions for student employment, the University’s student housing department allows for a variety of experiences. Students may work in the office as associates or as general office assistants. They can also work as customer service assistants or key depot assistants through Facilities Services, a related department.

Off-campus jobs

Papa Razzi

Billed as a “family-friendly Italian restaurant,” the trattoria and bar chain is on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown – just a short walk from campus. Positions include hosts or waitstaff, and they are readily available to nearby university students.

Sprinkles Cupcakes

The new kid on the block in terms of D.C. cupcakeries, Los Angeles-based Sprinkles is actually the world’s first cupcake bakery. A few months ago, a location moved into a chic spot in the heart of Georgetown. The shop, which regularly hires colleges students, has convenient hours, with the store closing no later than 9 p.m. Who doesn’t like the chance to sneak a sweet treat on the job?

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon

A popular happy-hour destination for the over-21 crowd, McFadden’s is located just a few blocks from campus and offers a fun work environment for students. Positions as hosts, waitstaff and bartenders are usually open, and the opportunity to get tips from fellow Colonials is surely an incentive.

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